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Associate - Sarah A. Westby

Sarah A. Westby


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Sarah is an Associate in the firm’s Products Liability and Tort Litigation Practice group. She concentrates her practice in defense of complex product liability and medical malpractice claims, and represents a variety of pharmaceutical and health care clients in state and federal court. Sarah has managed complex product liability cases as part of multi district litigation, and has ample experience practicing before the Judicial Panel on Multi-District Litigation. She also brings significant trial experience in service of her clients, including the trial of cases involving multi-billion dollar claims to verdict. As part of the Products Liability team, Sarah frequently advises pharmaceutical and healthcare clients on issues concerning privilege, HIPAA compliance and trial practice.

Sarah gained significant complex class action and multidistrict litigation experience from her prior position with a New York litigation boutique firm, where she represented pharmaceutical wholesale companies, insurance companies and individuals in pharmaceutical antitrust cases.

Sarah regularly represents clients on pro bono basis through firm partnerships with Lawyers for Children America and the ACLU. Sarah also sits on the Board of Directors for Simply Smiles, Inc., a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing bright futures for impoverished children, their families, and their communities, through homes, healthcare, and education, which concentrates its work on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in South Dakota, and in Oaxaca, Mexico. Sarah has served as Board Secretary for Simply Smiles since 2016.

Sarah graduated from Brooklyn Law School with honors and served as a member of the Executive Board of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law. During law school, Sarah served as a legal intern for Hon. Ramon E. Reyes, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the United States Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division, and the Office of the Corporation Counsel for the City of New York.


  • Listed as a Connecticut Super Lawyer Rising Star®: Personal Injury - Products: Defense (2018-2019)
  • Brooklyn Journal of International Law, Executive Board
  • CALI Excellence Awards: Trial Advocacy; International Business Transactions
  • University of Iowa 2010 Trandafir International Business Writing Competition Award
  • International Economic Law Graduate Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa - Alpha Chapter of Delaware

Professional Affiliations

  • DRI, The Voice of the Defense Bar: Young Lawyers Committee; Women in the Law Committee; Medical Liability and Healthcare Law Committee
  • American Bar Association: Product Liability Section
  • Connecticut Bar Association: Litigation Section
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Community Involvement

  • Simply Smiles, Inc., Board Secretary (2016-present)
  • Connecticut Women's Council, Member
  • Fred D. Wish School Volunteer Tutor Program
  • Leadership Greater Hartford, Quest Class 2018; Hartford Summer Youth Employment Initiative, Member

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  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 2011, cum laude
  • University of Delaware, 2008, magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut
  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of NY
  • U.S. District Court, District of CT
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of NY
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